Skip to main content

tv   Headline News  RT  July 12, 2014 11:00am-11:30am EDT

11:00 am
the spanish. visit. every israeli strikes hit more targets in gaza apparently including a home for people with disabilities the total number of palestinians killed in the five dead bands of has now reached higher than one hundred twenty. ukrainian army shelling suburbs of the nats one of the biggest in the country's east prompting locals to flee civilian deaths for the. brits fear for the future of their state health care system saying a trade treaty will see the n.h.s. taken apart by private medical forums.
11:01 am
seven pm in moscow good to have you with us here at r.t. international our top story more than a dozen palestinians killed saturday morning as the israeli offensive against gaza entered its fifth day among the dead victims of the strikes that reportedly hit at charity for people with disabilities and geo for special needs children overall the number of casualties is now higher than one hundred twenty. i don't know yet and i don't know how to i mean that i. i oh. without. medical officials in gaza say about three quarters of the palestinians killed there this week were civilians among them twenty four children israel and says it's only
11:02 am
targeting hamas militants and their facilities gaza though is a narrow area packed with almost two million people residential districts frequently caught in the firing line with israel readying for a possible ground invasion locals expect the worst are a few reports. several days into the latest escalation between israel and hamas and the situation in gaza has not eased. israel appears to be preparing for more hard hitting campaigns to rein in her mass rocket fire along the israel gaza border as thousands were ordered to evacuate a war indicating that a ground invasion may be imminent is that unless we were attacked by f. sixteen jets to destroy her home. the whole neighborhood left when the israelis began demanding people move out for their sake and their children say so we left the area and then did up on the streets rockets continue to be fined vigorously from gaza israel struck over one thousand targets many of which homes friday
11:03 am
morning the air force targeted a building belonging to a family in shaikh redwine locals are adamant that it was just a residential building they also billion there are no weapons. nothing is. hidden within this building as you can see i don't know why the family managed to evacuate before the main missile struck no one was injured but they didn't have time to take their belongings before the house was destroyed late thursday night a peculiar strike took place at gaza's marina a boat owned by the international freedom flotilla coalition was the sole target gaza's ogg was a humanitarian project designed to export goods from the besieged enclave to the outside world to boost the economy and act as a symbol of palestinian nonviolent resistance in the face of what they see as the
11:04 am
israeli occupation palestinian activists say israel struck the boat to ruin their work but it's unclear if militants were at the marina that night in what's normally a relatively safe area of gaza more than eight hundred gazans have been injured and the health care system is struggling to keep up with. medics to treat in. it is gradually decreasing. provided with medicine it will be tough to provide such services with kristen's closed in an intensifying block and this is really exclusion in gaza. as this war goes on it's the palestinian civilian population that is paying the greatest price the bodies continue to arrive at gaza's hospitals israel says it's got hundreds of strikes after exactly it feels very much like this is not the end of the latest israel gaza war.
11:05 am
the un's human rights chief deeply worried about israel's attacks on gaza and raising the question of barely galatea here is high commissioner nabil palays statement noting the civilian casualties among the palestinians and her concerns about whether israel is violating international law the gaza offensive has also triggered public outrage around the world this is washington where a crowd converged on the israeli embassy for an end to the assault on calling israeli leaders terrorists in cairo police using tear gas to disperse a gaza solidarity of protest friday egypt's foreign ministry condemning israeli airstrikes but many egyptians don't think this statement goes far enough and about one hundred demonstrators gathered in paris as well denouncing the gaza offensive and demanding an end to what they call a massacre for more on the situation in gaza i'm joined by maki amar from gaza's our laws our university. thank you for joining us here on our to international so mounting calls to investigate the latest offensive against gaza including from the international community do you think that's something that's going to happen.
11:06 am
well whether that is going to happen or not. the images that we see on t.v. screens prove that basically is where it is targeting palestinian civilians as it was reported on and you report now more than one hundred palestinians have been killed two thirds of them are palestinian civilians and i cannot really understand how israel can justify that today is a good they hit a palestinian coffee shop when palestinians were watching the. semifinal football and today the organization which houses palestinian this is good would hit and killed two palestinians these cries must be investigated by the international community must be investigated by human and human rights council because definitely israel is violating international humanitarian law when it is targeting palestinian civilians and tell us you don't think that's simply how it is launching of all the
11:07 am
people two million people packed into that marriage in our area of the gaza strip. that is one of the problems that gaza is a very small territory and it is very much packed with one point eight million palestinians but even in spite of that if the israelis wanted to hit and minister of those who are responsible for the launching of rockets against israeli towns and villages they are able to basically do that without endangering palestinian civilians in their joining. populated areas and now is where it is claiming that the houses which have been hit on targeted by the israeli bombardment they have been known to hamas militants or these them again had minute dunce but they don't give vonnie most of the time they hit these houses without prayer warning which they need which results in civilian death on civilian casualties now on monday
11:08 am
arab foreign ministers will hold crisis talks in gaza do you help think that will help ease the tensions. well now we are hoping that someone will step up and someone will intervene to try to put pressure on israel to halt its aggression and its bombardment of the gaza strip but it seems to me that. no serious have been taking place in order to stop this is way to madness against the palestinians in gaza but we do hope that. these events will succeed and put think an end to this to this. the brutality from this rain aside and. nooses fire between hamas and israel yes but at the same time you make it seem as though this is a totally one sided conflict there are hundreds of rockets getting launched from the hamas controlled territories into israel do you think that there is anything at
11:09 am
this point that can make hamas stop and take a step back from the edge here at least say well look at us we have stopped all resolve now it's incumbent upon you netanyahu to come to the table and talk with us and stop your attacks. no i do understand that there were hundreds of missiles were which were launched from the gaza strip by guinness is going to towns and villages but into the day how many how many is waning as a result of these missiles how much damage and destruction was inflicted on his men as a result of these hundred missiles now we all know that this misses homemade missiles which basically most of the time then open it is an open field in israel and it will not cause. much damage as is what any targeted damage. was really and inflict damage on the palestinians now it seems to me that. the
11:10 am
end of the day there has to be a cease fire i mean this war cannot go on for for a long time at the end of the day how mass is hoping someone will intervene and with a broken a new cease fire between them and the way it is but it doesn't seem to me that we have seen any serious it was by now we do not for one full egypt this debate in and intervene and try to put to broker a new ceasefire between hamas and israel but it seems to me that. still we are in the end it is of the of the of this operation and i do not expect to see as he is well very soon still both parties hamas and israel are trying to make. hard conditions on each other out of which makes it him very hard for the third party to intervene unbroken and he will cease fire between them all right mikey maher abu sada from his our university thank you for your time well all that mounting
11:11 am
international pressure to end violence having no effect on the ground at this point israeli leaders vowing to continue the gaza offensive hamas not backing down either raining down more rockets on israel our middle east correspondent policy or has more from tel aviv. the situation here in israel is extremely tense barrages of rockets continue to be fired at the country from gaza there was one incident when the gas station in the city of ashdod was hit and one person has been seriously injured in fact that is the most serious incident so far ninety percent of the rockets are coming from gaza into set to by the iron dome anti-missile defense system on friday night three missiles were intercepted over the skies of tel aviv and i was at an open field when this happened and it's almost surreal people who rushed out of a cars and there's almost a few seconds before they can get to the ground or hide behind some kind of building many people just watching this interception in the sky and when it happened there was this huge applause that went up from people on the street where i was but certainly people are afraid what we're hearing from the israeli prime
11:12 am
minister benjamin netanyahu is that he will not back down and he will certainly not back down to international pressure he says and i'm quoting that the battle is progressing as planned so there is the sense on the ground that this could ultimately lead to a ground offensive as you well know thousands of reserve soldiers have been called up the head of the israeli army is also saying that gazans made a grave mistake by launching rockets at israel and that they will bring disaster upon themselves so certainly the rhetoric that's coming out at the moment does seem to suggest that this operation will continue and possibly member you can stay on top of all of those reporting from israel by following her updates on twitter. to be in the. in ukraine residential areas on the outskirts of donetsk have come under artillery fire for the third time in less than a day with residents evacuating the eastern city that has a population of about
11:13 am
a million the heart became the focus of cuba's military campaign after the cities of slovyansk and kramatorsk surrendered locals say those civilians have been killed . you know you should visit the studs you know wolf i'm sure. you're sure of. any government fighters for the civilian death toll higher at about thirty years pictures are from the embattled city marine if an ocean reports from eastern ukraine. well the town of muddy and so on president the deadly and devastating we know that the multiple rocket launcher known as overhead was followed by multiple pictures received from the ground show to math to devastation we can see clearly that residential area was targeted and we're also hearing reports that the towns open and we're all so great many already compare these scenes with the guns with the feet tall beautiful ukrainian army in months would keep cold it's anti terror of the race should all these happening outside the nets
11:14 am
kill eastern ukraine has now become a major battleground off to become a tourist surrender meanwhile we hear from the operation commanders in kiev the friday they managed to kill a wrong one thousand and two government foreigners although that it didn't provide any information any further detail on when or how it happened and we heard from the ukrainian president put the british that quotation for every ukrainian soldier the militants will pay with scores and hundreds of their road this information though was not confirmed by the end to government forces themselves they say they lost a dozen of the well received conflicting reports but there is one thing that both sides agree on but casualties among civilian population a very high and it continuing to rise and while the death toll from all sides and anger over this the rising here in eastern ukraine it's clear that helps abated in a way that dogs that many of those who are not directly involved in this crisis
11:15 am
a calling for now could happen any time soon britain is publicly funded health service for. being carved open by health care corporations according to protesters in london anxious about a plan trade deal between the e.u. and united states they marched on the e.u. office in the british capital polly boycott reports this protest is all about what could end up being the biggest trade pact in history the u.s. and the e.u. are negotiating over the potential creation of a massive free trade area now washington and brussels say it's all about the creation of more jobs the studio economy and making more joyous more your eyes and ultimately move on as you can hand by the slogans and the bannister that deal has more than its fair share of opponents and here in britain there's a particular concern over the future of the national health service the universal medical caste system that is fiercely guarded by a lot of people here in the u.k.
11:16 am
now the coalition government to sponsor a shake up of the n.h.s. has already contracted out an increasing number of services to private profit making companies and the worry is that this deal would allow u.s. companies to come into the n.h.s. i'm privatized parts of it irreversibly said to protest as i did mons ing that the national health service the british national health service is kept ounce of the potential us the e.u. trade agreement entirely now of course these talks are being held in secret that worries protesters as well they simply don't know what's being discussed but the main e.u. negotiator has assured us that the future of the n.h.s. will be fully safeguarded. supporters of the t.t. ip agreement saddle benefit europe by creating new jobs and generating one hundred billion euros a year areas potentially affected by the treaty include the environment investment
11:17 am
health care education and labor critics say the deal will open the use doors to things like fracking and genetically modified food and lead to a corporate takeover and declining wages. agreement also causing concern in europe's powerhouse in germany peter all over spoke with civil rights campaigner michael f. laura about the possible threats posed by the tree what are the major concerns for germans about the tea tape negotiations. in germany there are a lot of citizens who are worrying that european standards will sink we're talking about consumer protection and environmental protection those standards are lower in the u.s. there are also worries that international investors and corporations will receive special legal treatment that will lead to the abolition of some environmental and social protection laws. in the last two weeks we have seen the relationship be somewhat strained with regards to spying but do you think that would have any kind
11:18 am
of impact on the negotiations for the the trade deal all is this pretty much already a done deal chimney all set to sign that part of it is going to cause i don't believe it will have a significant effect on talks it's going to take until the end of two thousand and fifteen when negotiations should be completed this current affair will be forgotten quickly and i think negotiations will continue as if it didn't happen thank you very much it does seem that despite germany taking the unprecedented action of expelling that cia operative and seemingly standing up to the united states when it comes to trade they are going to sign this deal despite the concerns of some of the citizens here in germany. more stories still to come including lattimer putin's mega trip to latin america in a few minutes report on the russian president with former leader fidel castro. and drones have a pretty bad press thanks their military uses another civilian use is also causing concern that and more still to come.
11:19 am
this is what we do kill people and break things. we can see something as simple as people playing soccer game you can see individual players and you can see that. you can only see his facial expression you can see he is. maybe cursed. or maybe he asked. for forgiveness for. there must be near certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured. it's like you know when the bullets to start because it's like. that.
11:20 am
so it's almost like there's a beat the blue and then you just see the big sound it's like a base. that amir putin arrived in argentina's capital bonus area stop three on his weeklong tour of latin america before that he was in nicaragua and cuba while an event of the russian president met with cuba's leader raul castro and his older brother fidel like sarah shows he reports on the highlights of the visit so far. the vigorous news of the day and this is the talk of the town now is that officially confirmed it is writing off ninety percent of cubans debt to the soviet union which amounts to thirty two billion u.s. dollars an astronomical sum of money for this country the remaining ten percent
11:21 am
will be reinvested into the cuban economy the intrigue of course is now what will often offer in return the speculation is rife that the military base the writer base on cuba the soviet baseload this which was shot down in the late one thousand nine hundred may be relaunched but that is of course a speculation it was not confirmed by and neither are or. one of the highlights of this visit here was. talk with fidel castro who has been spending the best part of the last decade in a hospital being seriously ill. you just had a lengthy meeting with. us it was a mix of very interesting conversation so just feudal still talk a lot of. talks and listens a look he's an experienced politician. it was a rather short conversation which is typical for the legendary cuban leader he has been a good talker his longest speech in one thousand eight hundred six and how on the last it for as many as seven hours from may no longer be controlling everything in
11:22 am
his country but still he is pretty much the cuban leader politically outliving ten american presidents he has been claiming that he survived as many as six hundred thirty four attempts on his life most of them as you say as were masterminded by the cia and some of those have been creative to say the least including poison peels a toxic cigar exploding even a special chemically created powder to getting rid of his beer to undermine his popularity on cuba. plenty more stories online for you including the bullets that always hit their mark no matter which way you and. thanks to self guiding ammo being developed in the us snipers will soon no longer need to be good shots plus. digging deeper into the mysteries of love archaeologists celebrate finding this pair of romantically in twine skeletons dubbed the romeo and juliet of the bronze age see the pictures on r t dot com. home delivery could be on the brink of
11:23 am
revolution getting your pizza books or the latest gadget from a car or on a scooter could soon be a thing of the past the world's biggest web retailer amazon once government permission to test drone technology in seattle if things one day drone delivery deliveries will be as normal as trucks on the road today some pioneers have already taken the bull by the horns one pizzeria in northern russia has started flying its food to customers and things seem to be going smoothly so far if you don't mind your pizza airborne private drones may be on the up and up but some leaders aren't so sure germany's chancellor merkel was none too pleased about being buzzed about during an election rally last year. and this video of a daring aerial tour of the kremlin raised a few concerns in moscow operating drones near airports and other issue already have been cases that have been narrowly avoiding collisions with planes aviation scientist brian henley thinks the risks may only and these drones are so small that they are almost impossible to see on radar we don't have systems for detecting the
11:24 am
modern magically that are available to aircraft or control except looking out the window currently we have very few drones in the sky so that tells you that if the numbers are higher it's going to happen that drones are going to collide with their drones are going to collide with people regardless of what kind of systems you have on the remote function drones can take down aircraft. like that if they if they get into or sucked into a jet engine going to take out the jet engine a strike from a drone is a denser heavier material and that that will deliver a harder strike to an aircraft body if you hits it seems like that also creates a very serious issue for four for drones. moscow city center turning into a rice track for the next three days the sound of engines. from little red balls not just for the little one cars other people for you it's good to be able to also take our race organizers expected event to pull
11:25 am
a crowd of about one hundred thousand in the race as they were personal and over the winter olympic host city of sochi beijing russia's first full day. and after the break i go on takes a look at political campaign financing stay with us but. from time to time i get emotional e-mails and broken english from quote nationalists of various sort who support the current government in kiev and it makes me wonder if young people today even know what the word nationalist means for example just last week a bill was passed in ukraine that will open up forty nine percent of the country's gas pipelines and storage facilities to european and american companies let's also
11:26 am
not forget that joe biden son was put on the board of ukraine's largest gas producer we should also remember all the way back to the first days of the coup against you know covert what did the nationalists do first sign up big time for i am loans wow putting your country into massive debt with foreign entities now that's nationalistic and would you think ukrainian nationalists would put ukrainians into power all over the regions of ukraine well think again because money sure trumps ethnicity what it comes to the two thousand and fourteen governor's line up and most importantly of all how can nationalists want to join the e.u. which is lefty liberal paradise where patriotic movements are the black sheep of the continent so my dear detractors who write me letters just what sort of nationalists revolution are you so proud of i'm sorry. but i'm not seeing your triumph but that's just my opinion. priscilla boyan yes i said except i boil it up people of the boil on is the one to
11:27 am
cause to level the banks or the other couple skating ways what currency to so a boil on puts puts the people have spoken they're sick of the elite for all it's on the scales of their rigged and toxic games crypto boyan is the one to close before you start. lets out again folks i'm having martin and this is breaking the set so between speaker of the house john boehner so you know obama over obamacare and the design of hearing on the i.r.s. scandal to say that congress is getting nothing done would be a severe understatement but yesterday the senate actually managed to take a big step forward and one of the most important reasons why our current representative system is so toxic and corrupt campaign finance seen
11:28 am
a ten to eight vote the senate judiciary committee voted to approve a constitutional amendment that would overturn the notorious two thousand and ten supreme court citizens united decision of course this ruling solidified the notion of corporate personhood and equated money with free speech by allowing companies to give unlimited amounts of cash to political action committees or super pacs which then lobby on behalf of individual candidates now realistically this move is purely symbolic considering that a constitutional amendment requires a two thirds majority vote in both the house and the senate but the fact that ten of the most powerful members of the senate will be willing to vote against their own interests for once as encouraging chairman of the senate judiciary committee patrick leahy even went as far as saying. i have always believed that amending our constitution must be subject to the highest measure of scrutiny and it's something that should only be done as a last resort when the voices of hardworking americans continue to be drowned out by the money and few more serious action must be taken and i'm hardly suggesting
11:29 am
that we should rely on the very people who benefit from this pay to play system to change it instead we should be looking at grassroots movements from outside the beltway movements like made a pac a super pac started by harvard professor lawrence lessig but ironically is raising money to elect candidates promising to repeal citizens united and other measures that institutionalize money and politics less said came on the show a couple months ago to talk about why the current system is so what poisonous any human who spends thirty to seventy percent of your time raising money from a tiny tiny fraction of the one percent you can't help and develop an intuition about exactly what sorts of things you need to say to continue to succeed in raising money from those people and what sort of issues you need to avoid so you begin to develop a sense. of what range of appropriate issues to approach and to talk about a.
left
right